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Raggett: Lockdown & Lincoln

Business as usual for defender ahead of Sincil Bank return

2 November 2020

Sean Raggett
Photo: Joe Pepler/PinPep

After a few delays, a second period in lockdown was announced by the prime minister on Saturday evening.

But the news quickly followed that football at an ‘elite’ level – which includes the EFL – will be able to continue as scheduled.

It means that Pompey’s midweek trip to Lincoln goes ahead, which is particularly good news for Sean Raggett.

The defender had a successful stint at Sincil Bank, including scoring the late goal that saw them beat top-flight Burnley to reach the quarter-finals of the FA Cup.

And although certain restrictions will shortly be put in place, Raggett knows the Blues have to focus on returning to winning ways.

He said: “I don’t think it will affect us too much. I can’t talk for everyone, but I live and breathe football and just rest when I get back from training.

“When the season is on, I never really did much else anyway. You do miss your friends and family, although it shouldn’t make a difference to our work.

"I can’t talk for everyone, but I live and breathe football and just rest when I get back from training."

Sean Raggett

“It’s a shame the fans won’t be there at Lincoln because they also have a great bunch of supporters who get behind the team.

“I had some really good and memorable times with them and I always look forward to going back there.

“They’ve had a great start and have assembled a strong team, so of course it will be a tough test for us.

“We’ve had some extremely positive performances away from home, though, which is a turnaround from last season.”

Pompey saw their three-match winning run come to an end with a 2-0 home defeat to Charlton at the weekend.

Raggett said: “It wasn’t our day on Saturday, but I thought we dominated the second half and just couldn’t find a breakthrough.

“You get games like that sometimes and of course it’s very frustrating, but the atmosphere has been great in recent weeks and I’m sure we won’t let the result derail us.”

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